I have just had a wild evening – heh heh – I remember once doing the Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. I called an old friend of mine, who was a party animal and asked if she wanted to join me at the pre-race “carbo-loading” party – sponsored by Nike. “Oo yes” she said “I feel like going to a party”. So we picked her up and it was all these guys eating pasta and talking about shoes and time splits. Well it was a short evening.
My wild evening tonight has been spent preparing my next Brandberg painting. “And why” I hear you ask “are you doing another one?” Why thank you for asking.
I have been given an opportunity to hold an exhibition in the info-centre of our local nature reserve. Which I think is quite fun. And I think two large Brandberg paintings would make a great centre piece. So – there you are.
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I have bought two brushes I would like to use to replace my horse-hair travelling brush which sheds hair on each stroke. These are goats-hair brushes. I was trying them out on some old paper – they are quite soft – not as stiff as my sable brushes – but they seem OK.
And, while I am on a roll, here is a visitor that I am still trying to get used to.
It is a lizard-eating spider – though the locals call them rain spiders because they come indoors when it rains – this is a male and they get rather aggressive though they are not poisonous. A while ago I picked up the hose in the dark outside my studio and my grabbed one.